As you might have heard in the past, Disney Parks in Florida and California recently banned selfie sticks from being used on rides and attractions. Today, a Disney Parks spokesperson confirmed that soon Guests will not be able to use selfie sticks at all when inside the parks. Here's the official statement:
We strive to provide a great experience for the entire family, and unfortunately selfie sticks have become a growing safety concern for our Guests and Cast.

Therefore, like many other venues, Disneyland and Walt Disney World theme parks, water parks and DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park will no longer permit selfie sticks* effective June 30, 2015. Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland theme parks also will be included in this policy change, effective July 1.

When selfie sticks are observed at Guest screening, Guest Screening runners will escort the Guest to Lost and Found nearby (operated by Guest Relations). Guest Relations will tag the device and give the Guest a claim ticket to retrieve it upon exiting the park.

If a selfie stick is discovered inside the park, Cast Members and Park Leaders will explain the policy and escort the Guest to a regional Guest Relations location. Guest Relations will tag the device and give the Guest a claim ticket to retrieve it upon exiting. Runners will transport the tagged devices to Guest Relations at the main entrance for Guest pickup upon exiting.

Capturing cherished Disney memories via photography is always encouraged when visiting Disney Parks. Cast Members will continue to assist Guests when taking photos, just as they have always done.

* A selfie stick is an extension pole with an attachment for a camera or mobile device. The sticks typically are extendible up to a few feet with a clamp on one end to hold the device in place.  

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